By CAMDEN PROUD
Yesterday Tim McCreadie qualified the Sweetner’s Plus No. 39 into Sunday’s Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at the Oswego Speedway, but due to the postponement of tonight’s Pittsburgher 100 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, T-Mac is making the tough decision to stay in Pennsylvania and compete in tomorrow’s event with the late model.
Originally, the plan was for McCreadie to head down to Pennsylvania and use a provisional starting spot to enter the late model show tonight. He already missed his qualifying race on Friday to stay at Oswego with the Modified, so is forced to join the field using his guaranteed position.
Friday night, McCreadie talked with CentralNewYorkMotorsports.com explaining his decision to stay in Oswego. He said, “It was more of a money deal to stay here tonight. I was able to stay here and make some money in these races and get in the show. We only lost about seven points by missing the qualifier for the series. We aren’t a championship contender at this point, but I have to go down there and get the points for the big race then come back to Oswego right after.”
As of about 8pm tonight however, plans have changed. The Pittsburgher was postponed until tomorrow and McCreadie will be staying in Pittsburgh to fulfill his commitment with the tour.
“Tim is staying in Pittsburgh tomorrow,” Sweetner’s Racing crew member Jesse Cook confirmed on Facebook Saturday night.
By staying to race the late model, McCreadie is giving up his 21st place starting position in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200.
It is unclear as to whether or not McCreadie’s car will start the race tomorrow, but if it does, he won’t be driving.
Cook said, “That depends on the rules. Car owner Vic (Coffey) is a guaranteed starter still.”
Coffey has won Super DIRT Week at the Syracuse Mile twice, in 2002 and 2007.
T-Mac finished seventh in last year’s edition of Super DIRT Week.